Russians keep on murdering, says Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko in PACE
30 January, 2020
Russians keep on murdering, says Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko in PACE
The issue of suspending the authority and powers for the Russian delegation was discussed at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on January 29. According to the Russian side, there are no solid arguments for why the powers should be suspended for them, but the position of Georgia, Ukraine, and Baltic states is completely different. Their arguments are connected to occupation, annexation, violations of international law and human rights.

Before
the PACE in Strasbourg would support the restoration of the authority of the Russian delegation, the Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko made a memorable speech:

“Putin loses, no matter how the vote ends. Long live Georgia! Abkhazia is Georgia! South Ossetia is Georgia! Donbas is Ukraine! Crimea is Ukraine!”

In addition, Oleksiy Honcharenko expressed his opinion once more again on his Facebook page posting the video of his speech.

“Russians continue to kill, but PACE is blinded by Russian money.



European values were sold for the 70 million that the Russian Federation paid to the Assembly. Not so much. 25 million for human rights, 25 million for the rule of law, 20 million for democracy. These are just some discounts. Meanwhile, more than 13 thousand Ukrainians have already been killed. And this is not the end. They keep murdering Ukrainians - in Ukraine, Georgians - in Georgia, the British - in Salisbury, the Dutch - in the Malaysian liner. It amazes me that the representative of the Netherlands is the author of the report and the proposal to lift the sanctions.

It is very symbolic that the Assembly elected Tolstoy to the position of Vice-President. Unfortunately, his relative was Leo Tolstoy. Great writer. He wrote a beautiful novel, “Anna Karenina.” PACE, like Anna Karenina, is torn between European values and Russian payments, which in the end have become more convincing for members of the Assembly. But the truth is behind us, and we do not plan to give up in this struggle.”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg supported the restoration of powers of the Russian delegation to the plenary session at the winter session.

The decision was supported by 96 delegates and was opposed by 44.

Members of Georgian and Ukrainian delegations protested the restoration of authority for the Russian delegation.


Photo courtesy: eurosolidarity.org

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